Adolescents aged 12-20 living in rural Pennsylvania completed alcohol use assessments. The DSM-5 criteria for alcohol use disorder were met by 1.9% of 12-14 year-olds, and 10% of those 15-20 years old. Study authors recommend physicians screen adolescents about their frequency of alcohol use due to the high prevalence of alcohol-related harm among teens.
LifeTip: Encourage young adults in your sphere of influence to avoid all alcohol use for their safety and health. Have them watch “Overcome Addictions Naturally” by Dr. David DeRose.
Adapted from PositiveChoices.com